Health Gorilla Heads to Washington, D.C., for Carequality, Sequoia Project, and eHealth Exchange Annual Meetings

With Carequality, The Sequoia Project, and eHealth Exchange all hosting annual meetings in the nation’s capital next week, it will be a veritable who’s who of interoperability – and Health Gorilla will be there.

We look forward to this convergence of electronic health record (EHR) vendors, health information exchanges (HIEs), and data consortiums, all working together towards a common goal of seamless nationwide patient data exchange. 

Health Gorilla is a member of Carequality and eHealth Exchange, and has collaborated extensively with The Sequoia Project, the recognized coordinating entity (RCE) for the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), as we apply to be one of the first designated Qualified Health Information Networks (QHINs). 

At The Sequoia Project meeting on Wednesday, Health Gorilla is among the prospective QHINs invited to participate in the panel “You Are Here: Checking in on the TEFCA Timeline and Roadmap.” Dave Cassel, Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Success, will represent Health Gorilla as a panelist to discuss why their organizations are applying to be a QHIN, what they hope to get out of TEFCA, and what the process has been like so far.

Chief Medical Officer Steven Lane, MD, MPH, will participate in the Sequoia panel discussion “Demystifying Data Usability: Implementation Guidelines and Next Steps toward Semantic Interoperability.” It will include a roadmap from the Data Usability Workgroup with implementation guidance for adoption in provider-to-provider health information exchange, provider-to-public health agency information exchange, and healthcare entity-to-consumer information exchange.

During Tuesday’s Carequality meeting, Senior Vice President of Product Development Derek Plansky has accepted an invitation to participate as a panelist in the “Expanding Care Coordination” session organized by the Payment and Operations Workgroup.

And Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Steve Yaskin will introduce the Carequality annual meeting’s keynote speaker Alexandra Mugge, Deputy Chief Health Informatics Officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Health Gorilla is a platinum sponsor of the Carequality meeting. Dr. Lane will serve as host for the Health Gorilla-sponsored networking reception at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Grand Atrium of the Grand Hyatt Washington, where all three meetings are being held. 

Additional information and complete agendas for each event can be found here:

Carequality Annual Meeting

The Sequoia Project Annual Meeting

eHealth Exchange Annual Meeting